The diabetes link of gluten

Before we understand the connection between diabetes and gluten, we must also know the correlation between diabetes and celiac disease. For instance, as per the  American Diabetes Association (ADA), if around 1 in 100 people has celiac disease, but about 10 percent of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease.

Celiac disease is what makes you either gluten-intolerant or gluten-sensitive and can cause inflammation in your tummy. Many also believe that gluten helps to increase the glucose level and hence ward off type 2 diabetes.

In addition to this, the carbs are also proportional to the gluten in your diet. Gluten is present in several foods with high carbohydrate component which can increase blood sugar. Hence, one has to be very careful in choosing the gluten-free diet that he or she picks up.

Going by the old adage, an excess of anything is not advisable. The human body needs gluten in small amounts but the problem is that we are fed with more gluten than required. The absolute absence of gluten is harmful and so is its overdose. The optimum quantity of gluten helps to keep the glucose level in check and combat diabetes.

Happy eating!

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